Linked In Response To A Forum "Poetry declines"
Poetry Shall Always Be Here
This first paragraph was my initial response to the subject but as I read the responses that followed I was motivated to add more in this hub.
I'd rather not think of poetry as declining but poetry is a hidden treasure of reality, beauty and expressions from the heart. Poetry contains what is really on a person's mind and in a person's heart. It is not fabricated. If every hub here was poetry then a lot of it would be overlooked and be of lesser value than it is. I will say that if poetry was written with rhythmic stanzas and that people could read it that way then it would be more interesting to read but today some poetry is written with longer and odd phrases that sort of take it out of the context of reading or reciting poetry with rhythm.
Rappers are not to blame at all for if at all “Poetry Declines”. They just recite poetry in a different style and type of music. That is no different than words to any kind of song or music. Also, the selling of poetry has to do with marketing it as via greeting cards and the popularity or reputation of the writer. Poetry is very successful in music or if written a poem or poems about someone famous. Poetry is converted to a song once it is put to music. Music is played over the air, in videos and in commercials (jingles). Look at how popular the poetry is and has been in the song, Jingle Bells. Whether poetry sells or not it is, will always be needed and it gets attention. Singers and musicians are always looking for lyrics and lyrics are of poetry. The prominence of poetry depends on what each piece is written about.
Poetry is written in many variations. Check this out:
Poetry will never decline
There is no way to determine that
Keep writing line after line
Poetry is good to look at
It tells about something
Whether we like the something or not
Poetry has meaning
By making sense and marking the spot
Poetry is about things and life
Scribbled on plain paper
Helping to understand strife
Though we may not get paid for the labor.
Modern Day Poets
Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks and Henry Blakely Jr were late modern day poets. Maya Angelou had published books because she had sponsors. Sponsors got her poetry published and marketed around the country and the world. The same ting happened for Gwendolyn Brooks who was out of my hometown, Chicago. She also had local sponsors. Like William Shakespeare and Edgar Allen Poe, Angelou and Brooks were two of the poets studied within the Chicago Public High School Curriculum. I had published a book of poetry as did one of our own hubbers (ashelladyhawke) and my book was used within a church educational program. Poets need to locate a venue other than the internet where people come to hear poetry especially in major cities.
Henry Blakely Jr who is still living was married to Ms. Brooks and still living was a college school teacher of mine in the subject of Writing Prose.
How Much Do You Like Poetry
Do You like to read poetry more than articles?
Poetry Must Not Decline
On the day that poetry declines, life declines. Life is poetry and poetry is life. Life doesn't describe poetry but poetry describes life. It interprets life for many that don't understand life. Music has nothing but poetry in it. Poetry is music when there are words to it. Poetry is art. Poetry shows why life is worth living. Poetry in the eyes of the beholder. Poetry can be you in whatever state you are in. God created The Poetry of Nature.